Unlike this summer’s made-for-TV “The Decision” – the hour-long drone when LeBron James sat in the Boys and Girls Club in Greenwich, Conn., eventually told Cleveland, if not the free world, “see ya” because he was bolting to South Beach – Chris Kramer’s announcement Wednesday that he signed with the Mad Ants took about 15 minutes from his own alma mater gymnasium.
“It’s about the same magnitude,” the former Huntington North and Purdue guard joked before he stood behind the makeshift lectern and talked briefly to some of the student body who got a momentary reprieve from classes. “LeBron and I are on the same level.”
Of course he knows the comparison is silly, but the common denominator between the two has been their quest to make it to the NBA. James is the league’s modern-day icon. And since Kramer figures he has to start his own journey somewhere, then why not in the D-League?
So the 22-year-old who grew up on Oak Street, only “a minute down the road” from where he now sits in a stylish black sweater, finds himself one step closer to the dream he dreamed when he was just a kid, when his parents dropped him off after school and picked him up late at night at the YMCA.
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You got to love Chris Kramer. It's funny that someone made a Lebron James comparison though.
I expect Chris to make an impact on the defensive end and become a solid role player. Maybe some team will pick him up if he is able to demonstrate some sort of offensive prowess. You cannot help but like a guy who puts in 100% every time he steps on the court.